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E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

E-cigarettes Could Increase Risk of Lung Infections

New research suggests the liquid used in electronic cigarettes could increase the risk of viral lung infections, regardless of whether it contains nicotine.

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FDA Gives 7 Companies Go Ahead To Market Generic Plavix

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just gave seven companies the go-ahead to market generic Plavix. Plavix is a blood thinner prescribed for the prevention of blood clots, heart attacks, and which has been linked to serious side effects such as the heart attacks and strokes it is supposed to ...

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Colorado Woman Sues American Medical Systems Over Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm, just filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Colorado woman allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc. The suit was filed on May 21, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. ...

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Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

Louisiana Whistleblower Lawsuit Revived

A state appeals court in Louisiana has ruled that a former employee of Rapides Parish Coliseum can proceed with a whistleblower lawsuit against the Coliseum Authority.

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Three Injured, Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three Injured When Long Island Railroad Train Hits Car on Tracks

Three people, including a train engineer, were injured on Wednesday when a Long Island Rail Road train hit a livery cab on the tracks west of Wyandanch station, LIRR officials said. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said the driver of the Lincoln Town Car was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center ...

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British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate

British Health Agency Strengthens Warnings about Valproate Risk in Pregnancy

Statement issued urging healthcare professionals to give women information on birth defects when Depakote and other valproate medicines are used during pregnancy.

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Cancer Groups Call for E-cigarettes Regulation/Research

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The American Society of Clinical Oncology & the American Association for Cancer Research called for government regulation & research of e-cigarettes on health effects.

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Medtronic Plans Layoffs, as Infuse Bone Graft Controversy Continues to Weigh on Spinal Business

Medtronic’s spinal division continues to take a huge hit thanks to the controversy surrounding its Infuse Bone Graft product. According to a report from MassDevice.com, the company’s latest earnings report stated that the division saw Infuse sales decline 26% in the first quarter of 2012, and now Medtronic is talking ...

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FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

FDA Urged to Ban Powdered Caffeine

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey has written to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to urge the agency to ban powdered caffeine, a dietary supplement.

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New Study Links Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Corrosion with Adverse Local Tissue Reactions

Yet another study is pointing to potential dangers posed by metal-on-metal hip implants. This time, an article published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is reporting corrosion in the head taper junction was more likely to occur in patients with 36-mm diameter metal-on-metal hip replacement, compared to those with the same ...

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Boston Scientific Recalls Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheters

Boston Scientific has recalled all models of the Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified this as a Class 1 recall, the most serious type of recall where the FDA deems a reasonable probability … Continue reading

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Jurors Hear Expert Testimony in DePuy Pinnacle Trial

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The bellwether trial over injuries allegedly caused by the DePuy Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant continues in the Northern District of Texas. For the past four weeks, jurors have been hearing arguments over whether the hip replacements are to blame for … Continue reading

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Arkray Recalls Glucose Test Strips Because of Inaccurate Readings

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Arkray USA, which makes products for diabetes management, has announced the recall of SPOTCHEM II Basic PANEL-1 Reagent Test Strip and SPOTCHEM II Glucose Reagent Test Strip used to test blood sugar (glucose) levels in patients with diabetes because these … Continue reading

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Texas Woman Sues 3M over Defective Surgical Warming Device

A Texas woman has sued 3M, accusing the company of selling defective surgical equipment responsible for a drug-resistant infection that led to a leg amputation. This case is the latest in a series of cases that argue 3M’s patient-warming Bair … Continue reading

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Hamilton-G5 Ventilator under Second Class 1 Recall This Year

Hamilton-G5 Ventilator Under Second Class 1 Recall

Hamilton Medical has issued a recall of more than 1,100 Hamilton-G5 ventilators because a software problem can unintentionally suppress ventilation alarms. The recall, posted on November 4, is the second Class 1 recall of Hamilton Medical ventilators this year, FierceMedicalDevices … Continue reading

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Baxter Vascular Patch Recalled over Difficulty Distinguishing Proper Orientation for Use

Packaging Caused Class I Recall of Peripheral Vascular Patch

After customer complaints of difficulties distinguishing the smooth from the rough surface of the Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch, Baxter International has announced the voluntary recall of four product codes of the vascular patch. The Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch is intended … Continue reading

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FDA Class I Recall for TigerPaw II Heart Device

FDA Class I Recall for TigerPaw II Heart Device

On May 7, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of the TigerPaw System II by Maquet Medical Systems. The TigerPaw II is an implantable left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion device meant for use during heart … Continue reading

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Kraft Foods Recalls Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Due to Possible Metal Pieces

Kraft Foods Recalls Macaroni & Cheese Dinner

Kraft Foods Group has voluntarily recalled approximately 242,000 cases of Original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner because some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The recall is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor with “Best … Continue reading

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Stryker Hip Settlement Enrollment Deadline Extended

Stryker Hip Settlement Enrollment Deadline Extended

The deadline for hip implant recipients to enroll in the Stryker Orthopaedics Rejuvenate Hip System settlement has been extended to March 30, 2015. Patients who received a recalled ABG II Modular Hip System or Rejuvenate Modular Hip System still have … Continue reading

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Stryker Settles Hip Implant Cases at Expected Cost of $1 Billion

Stryker, a major manufacturer of hip replacement devices, said on Monday that it had reached a settlement in thousands of lawsuits involving now-recalled all-metal hip devices. The settlement could cost the company about $1 billion. The deal would represent one … Continue reading

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